Your Loving Mother

June 12, 2008
My Dearest Child,

There’s nothing you can compare with how happy I am when I first saw you. Each passing day that I spend my life with you, makes me happier. Now, you’re all grown-up and you don’t need me anymore. I want you to remember the things we’ve gone through. I’m old and I can’t do anything for you anymore, except to bug you and ask you for your attention. I know you have your own life now and that I should not bother you for simple things- things that a normal healthy person could do. I want you to know that you are the most wonderful thing that happened to me. For that, I don’t want to make things hard for you.

Forgive me my child if I spill drinks everywhere and sometimes I could not eat by myself. Please don’t yell at me. Old people like me are self-piteous. Just remember the days when you needed me. I was there to teach you how to hold your spoon and fork. Even though you spilled many things, I was there to forgive you. Do you remember anytime I yelled at you just because of that? I just hope that you do the same thing I did.

I’m sorry if sometimes I could not hear what you are saying. You know it is part of being old. But please instead of shouting at me and telling me how useless I am, just repeat what you said. I would really appreciate your patience.

Forgive me my daughter if sometimes I could not walk by myself. I’m trying my best to learn again and to not fall each time I try. Please be patient and think about those times when I thought you how to walk. You don’t know anything about walking that time. I was there to help you stand up each time you fall on your knees. I was there to offer you my hands each time you needed me. Please do the same thing I did to you before. I hope you won’t get tired of taking care of me.

I’m truly sorry if because of oldness, I sometimes pee on my clothes or even on my bed. I don’t want it to be hard for you but I want to spend my remaining days with you. Please don’t get mad at me for making you clean all my mess. Think about how many times I had to take care of you when you were younger. I had to clean up all your mess starting from toys to the clothes you wear. I’m not telling you these things to make you feel bad. I’m just hoping that someday you’ll come to realize all the things I did for you. I would love it if you would do it to me too.

Forgive me my daughter if sometimes you get annoyed by me. I’m old and that is the way it is. I repeat things that I already said. I know it’s annoying and I’m sorry. Remember the times when you were younger and you wanted a balloon? You never stopped asking me until you get what you want. I’m like that too. We only differ in the things that we want. You wanted balloon. All I want now is your love, affection, and attention.

Thank you for all the things you gave me. You always buy me medicines, movies to watch and even puzzles to solve so I wouldn’t get bored. But that's not what I need. I never told you this before, but all I need is you, my daughter. A person who could take care of me, show love and affection. A person that can watch movies with me and solve puzzles with me to fight boredom. You are all I need. I’m old and I don’t need any material things anymore. I just want to spend the rest of my life with you.

My last wish is that, when I’m dying I want you to be beside my bed and holding my hand. I want you to be the last person I see before my last breath and before I close my eyes. I want to hear you say “I love you” for just one time. When I die, I would happily face the Lord and thank Him for giving me the best blessing I could possibly ever have. I would face Him saying, you are the best daughter. I would tell Him that you are worth every blessing He gave and will give you.

I love you.

Lovingly yours,

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pablo27 said...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 3:38 am
You did it again...impressed the heck outta me...good work, efren...
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